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I think adoption is a blessing all around when it’s done right.

Hugh Jackman

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Not having children makes less work—but it makes a quiet house.

Susan Glaspell, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner

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The soul heals when you are around children.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian writer

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Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.

Jodi Picoult, American writer

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Where do I come from? From my childhood. I come from my childhood as if it were a country!

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French writer

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In the houses with many children, like in the beautiful depths of the Romanian language, there’s no place left for boredom.

Grigore Vieru, Moldavian poet

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Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

Henry Ward Beecher, American abolitionist pastor, brother of Uncle Tom’s Cabin’s author

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Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.

Robert Gallagher, American writer

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Wherever mother is, there is home.

Felicity Martin, American writer and photographer

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